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An dem Feuer saß das Kind

Language: German (Deutsch)

An dem Feuer saß das Kind
Amor, Amor
Und war blind;
Mit dem kleinen Flügel fächelt
In die Flammen er und lächelt,
Fächle, lächle, schlaues Kind.

Ach, der Flügel brennt dem Kind!
Amor, Amor
Läuft geschwind!
"O wie [mich]1 die Glut durchpeinet!"
Flügelschlagend laut er weinet;
In der Hirtin Schoß entrinnt
Hülfeschreiend das schlaue Kind.

Und die Hirtin hilft dem Kind,
Amor, Amor
Bös und blind.
Hirtin, sieh, dein Herz entbrennet, 
Hast den [Schelm du]2 nicht gekennet.
Sieh, die Flamme wächst geschwinde.
Hüt dich vor dem schlauen Kind!


Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE ITA

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1 Strauss: "ihn" (this line not in quotes)
2 Strauss: "Schelmen"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (John Glenn Paton) , title 1: "Cupid", copyright © 2002, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Amore", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Claycomb) , title 1: "Cupid", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Amour", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:22
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Word count: 88

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Amour

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

L'enfant était assis auprès du feu
Amour, Amour
Et était aveugle;
De ses petites ailes il évente
Les flammes et il sourit,
Évente, souris malicieux enfant.

Ah, l'aile de l'enfant  brûle!
Amour, Amour
Court rapidement!
"Ô comme la braise me fait mal!"
Il pleure fort en battant des ailes;
Il disparaît dans le giron de la bergère
En appelant à l'aide, le malicieux enfant.

Et la bergère aide l'enfant,
Amour, Amour
Méchant et aveugle.
Vois, bergère, ton coeur s'enflamme,
N'as-tu pas reconnu le coquin.
Vois, les flammes montent vite.
Protège-toi du malicieux enfant!


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Text added to the website: 2009-04-02.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:11
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